Boy Scouts of America will begin their annual Scouting for Food Drive on Friday, October 22. The scouts will go door to door in Milbank that afternoon to place a door hanger on residents’ doors to remind them of the drive to help feed our community.
The next step is for residents to go to the website printed on the door hanger and make a monetary donation to the Grant County Food Pantry. Jeff Loutsch, scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 45 in Milbank, says, “Your entire donation — 100 percent — will stay at our local food pantry. The pantry will use the money to purchase food and supplies for families in the Milbank area. This food drive is instrumental in restocking the shelves and helping them to get ready for the holidays and the long winter ahead.”
Alternately, donations can be mailed or dropped off at the Grant County Food Pantry on the first floor of the Milbank Courthouse. The Food Pantry is under the direction of Val VanLith, and their mailing address is: 210 E. 5th Avenue in Milbank.
Ready to get started? Go to www.siouxcouncil.org/content/87067/Scouting-For-Food or take a photo of the QR code on the door hanger the Scouts leave. You, too, can make a difference in the fight against hunger! Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program – Good Turn for America. Scoutmaster Loutsch says, “The Milbank Scouts BSA thank the Milbank community for their heartwarming generosity and their continued support in helping to keep everyone in our community nourished.”
Milbank Boy Scout Troop 45 is funded in part by Grant County Combined Appeal.